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Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, has announced that he has no intention to write off mortgage debts

On August, 6, President, while speaking on TV, expressly announced that there would be no write-offs of the mortgage debts. The biggest owner of banks, through their relatives and people close to him, he shattered all the illusions about him being ‘’the kind Lord and wise Ruler’’, who is likely to lend his helping hand to everyone who found themselves in a predicament.

Do we really need such a mayor? - The tenants of house 15/2 on Ilyushina street in Saint Petersburg in doubt

Protest against evictions of tenants of Ylyushina street (St. Petersburg 2014) A group of tenants of this former dormitory, now turned a residential estate, staged a series of ‘’single pickets’’ on Nevsky prospect in the center of Saint Petersburg, protesting forced evictions. They were holding posters which read: ‘’ One has to wait for three years for what is promised. Do we really need such a Mayor? “

No end to the IIyushina 15/2 house story in Saint Petersburg

A new forced eviction of a family was reported in S. Petersburg, by some men hired by Mr. Makshakov from the Fourth Trust company. The tenants, supported by the International Alliance of Inhabitants, request to Mr. A. Govorunov, the city Vice –Governor, to respect its engagement of finding a solution to the tenants’ housing plight. The IAI has announced the submission of a further complaint to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing.

UK Roma at Ministry to seek National Strategy

A united delegation of Roma representatives, drawn from a number of NGOs, will meet with UK Government officials for the first time this week (31 July) to press for implementation of an improved National Strategy.

Italia, pubblicato il decreto sugli sfratti ai morosi incolpevoli, continua la lotta per sfratti zero

Morosità incolpevole: dopo un assurdo ritardo, è stato finalmente varato il decreto attuativo atteso da oltre 190.000 famiglie. La via crucis degli sfratti però non finisce: le risorse sono poche e gli adempimenti da fare sono ancora molti. Si aprono, però, nuovi spazi di confronto e vertenza  con le amministrazioni.

Ilyushina street house tenants met Alexander Govorunov, Saint Petersburg Vice Governor, and discussed their problems

A group of the tenants living in house 15/2 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, had a meeting with Mr. Alexander Govorunov, one of the city Vice Governors, according to the information provided by the Ilyushina house tenants group.

Catalunya: Stop the eviction of Sabadell block!

We call all people and organizations to participate in a solidarity campaign with 146  inhabitants the Sabadell block (Catalunya, Spain) under eviction threat from their homes.

Small Investors of the Ohkta Modern housing estate in Saint Petersburg to renew the hunger strike

They don’t see any solution to their problem in the official statement issued by Saint Petersburg City Government regarding this problem, one of the many the Russian ‘’small investors’’ are facing.

An Ordinary Russian Story: a Group of Small Investors on Another Hunger Strike in Saint Petersburg

This time they are threatened with eviction from the place of their protest action in the Ohkta Modern Center Estate. A group of the so called small investors who are holding a hunger strike action in Saint Petersburg (Russia) in Ohkta Modern, one of the local housing estates, are facing the threat of forced eviction from the apartments they are occupying now protesting their stalemate. This was reported on March, 25, by Denis Naumchuk, one of the protest action participants, to the IA REGNUM (ИА REGNUM ) news agency.

Italy, Cassa Depositi e Presitit Investimenti between social housing and Privatisation of public assets, with money from postal savings

The internet site explains that "CDP Investimenti (Deposits and Consignments Fund) SGR supports the social housing politics and the development of public assets”. Going one step further, the company’s family tree describes the two instruments at their disposal, one which is 70% controlled by the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, S.p.A of which 80% of shares are held by the Ministry of Finance which manages (and invests) the postal savings of Italian citizens, generally about 240 billion euros. The other shareholders are the Italian Banking Association and ACRI, Association of Banking Foundations and the Savings Banks.